Steering Committee

David Chernoff
Chairman - Beth Yeshua - Philadelphia, PA

David Chernoff is the Chairman of the IAMCS & Senior Rabbi of Beth Yeshua in Philadelphia. Raised as a second-generation Messianic Jew, Rabbi David has a fortunate background not many Jewish children can claim. His parents, Martin and Yohanna Chernoff, were pioneers in the Messianic Movement. They served the Lord for over 40 years bringing Messiah Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew) to the Jewish People. Rabbi Chernoff currently lives in Philadelphia with his wife Debra. They have three children.


Rabbi Ken Alpren is the congregational leader of Kol Dodi in Nashville, TN. He has over 35 years in ministry. In that time he’s been involved in congregation planting, hosting television and radio programs, serving in missions at home and abroad, spending ten years, serving as the President of the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship, and many other ministry positions.He and his wife Frances live in Franklin and have four grown children.

Eric Lakatos
Tikvat Yisrael - Lyndhurst, OH

Eric Lakatos is the Rabbi of Tikvat Yisrael Messianic Synagogue in Lyndhurst, OH.

David Levine (Honorary Member)
Beth Israel - Jacksonville, FL

David Levine is the Rabbi of Beth Israel Messianic Synagogue in Jacksonville, FL.

Frank Lowinger
b'rith hadoshah - buffalo, ny

Rabbi Lowinger is the shepherd of Congregation Brith Hadoshah Messianic Synagogue, a position he has held since 1983. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America and is a past President. In addition, Rabbi Lowinger has served many years on the Steering Committee of the IAMCS and is now the ordaining body’s Chairman. Rabbi Lowinger is a Board Member and Officer for the Resource Center for Jewish Ministry in Cincinnati, Ohio, and serves as President of the Messianic Times newspaper.

David Rosenberg
Shuvah Yisrael - Plainview, NY

Rabbi David Rosenberg & his wife Rebbitzen Helene Rosenberg founded Shuvah Yisrael in May of 1989. They each hold a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. Both work full-time for the synagogue and reside in Westbury, Long Island. They have three sons and five grandchildren. Rabbi David has smecha (ordination) with the IAMCS. Shuvah Yisrael belongs to both the IAMCS and the UMJC for over 20 years.

david schiller
Etz chaim synagogue - dallas tx

Rabbi David Schiller is the congregational leader of Etz Chaim Synagogue in Dallas, TX.

David Schneier
Beth Hallel - BIRMINGHAM, AL

Rabbi David Schneier is the congregational leader of Beth Hallel in Birmingham, AL.

Michael Stepakoff
Temple new jerusalem - palm harbor, fl

Michael Stepakoff is the Rabbi of Temple New Jerusalem in Palm Harbor, FL.

Joe Vitkus
Temple Aron HaKodesh - Lauderdale Lakes, FL

Joe Vitkus is the Congregational Leader of Temple Aron HaKodesh in Lauderdale Lakes, FL.

Michael Weygant
Rosh Pina - Oklahoma City, Ok

Michael Weygant is the Rabbi of Rosh Pina Messianic Jewish Congregation in Oklahoma City.